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Mayors of Merthyr Tydfil

A collection of Installation Ceremonies introducing Merthyr Tydfil's various mayors over a period of years.

Amateur film 1950 15 mins Silent

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Filmed by the Quakers' Yard Grammar School Film Unit, this production shows mayoral installation ceremonies through the 1950s. The accompanying parades generally take place in the rain but that doesn't stop the people of Merthyr – with brass bands, armed forces personnel, brownies, scouts and guides - from honouring their Mayors.